lol I actually haven’t put it back together since then because I don’t have any pads for it. I was going to try and silicone recess it but I don’t have the proper tools to do it… Actually, wait I lied. I did put it back together and play it responseless just for lols. It actually surprisingly wasn’t much worse than it was before if at all.
And for your other point, I too have never had the patience to time sleepers. Waaaaay too boring when that’s time I could be spending actually yoyoing lol.
Here is what lube does… It slows the bearing down… Thin lube slows it less than thick… But the advantage is it keeps it running smooth so that it lasts longer… Personally I choose to run dry… And I keep them well cleaned with dish soap and a tooth brush